X Factor UK Headlines for 06/23/13

James Arthur’s single “Impossible” continues global success! Watch Robbie Williams and Olly Murs perform “Kids” on Robbie’s stadium tour!

James Arthur’s ‘X Factor’ single ‘Impossible’ continues global success
James Arthur’s X Factor winner’s single has become one of the best-performing globally from the UK show.

The singer released a reworked rendition of Shontelle’s ‘Impossible’ following his win on the singing show back in December.

The track shot to number one in the UK and has sold over 1.3 million copies in his homeland alone since its release.

However, ‘Impossible’ has also had surprising success across the world after being serviced as a single in other territories.
Read more: Digital Spy

Robbie Williams, Olly Murs perform ‘Kids’ in new tour video – watch
Robbie Williams and Olly Murs have previewed their version of ‘Kids’ in a new backstage look at their current stadium tour.

The Take That star is headlining stadiums across Europe in support of his latest album Take The Crown.

Robbie Williams | ‘Kids’ Duet With Olly Murs | Take The Crown Stadium Tour 2013 Presented by Samsung

Read more: Digital Spy

Is Olly Murs’ heart missing a beat? Singer looks in pain as he shows off his sweat marks and limps after extreme workout session
Singer Olly Murs’ autobiography may be called Happy Days but this was presumably not one of them after he appeared to hurt himself after a jog.

Murs is almost at the start of a huge European tour, supporting Robbie Williams, and was out for a workout session in Manchester on Friday.

However alarm bells rang when he returned from the routine limping and covered in sweat. He was led back into the hotel.
Read more: Daily Mail

Buff Direction! Harry Styles shows off his growing muscles as he hits the pool with 1D bandmate Niall Horan
Another day, another trip to the pool for One Direction’s Harry Styles and Niall Horan.

The boys – both 19 – have been hitting the swimming pools almost daily as they continue their US leg of the Take Me Home tour.

But Harry has clearly also been hitting the gym – and the fruits of his labor are beginning to show.
Read more: Daily Mail

They used to be such sweet boys: One Direction’s Zayn Malik nibbles at Harry Styles’ candy thong on stage
One Direction lived up to their mischievous reputation on Tuesday as Harry Styles paraded around the stage at their Ohio concert in a thong made out of sweets.

But while the other boys shied away from tasting the sugary underwear, band member Zayn Malik went straight in for a bite as the pubescent crowd cheered him on.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction mobbed by fans in Atlanta… as rivals The Wanted claim they ‘did a runner’ when they offered olive branch
It was business as usual for boy band One Direction as they were mobbed in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday.

But as the five-piece continued their gruelling world Take Me Home tour, it appeared their rivals The Wanted were refuelling their ongoing feud.

After 1D’s Zayn Malik claimed a few weeks ago that Max George had turned down the chance to fight him, the Mancunian singer denied that was the case.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction and Morgan Spurlock talk concert movie This Is Us
Pop megastars One Direction look set to continue their global domination with a concert movie set to be released in summer 2013.

The quintet, who made their name on the seventh series of The X-Factor, have documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) capturing them on tour for This Is Us, their 3D docu-movie.

Spurlock and 1D (via Skype) were on hand at Sony’s recent press conference in Cancun to talk about the movie, and here are some excerpts:
Read more: Total Film

Jahmene confirms Stevie Wonder team-up for debut album
Jahmene Douglas has revealed that he has teamed up with Stevie Wonder for his new album.

The X Factor finalist has collaborated with the iconic musician for ‘Give Us This Day’, which is a take on Whitney Houston’s version of the gospel track.
Read more: Digital Spy

Leona Lewis finally sells her Hollywood Hills mansion for $2 million after slashing the price by $400,000
She’s one of Simon Cowell’s biggest success stories, having been nominated for three Grammy’s and sold more than 20 million albums world wide.

But Leona Lewis had to slash the price of her luxury pad in the Hollywood Hills after it failed to sell for the original asking price of $2.5 million.

The Bleeding Love singer has finally sold the LA mansion for $2,073,500 nearly two years after putting it on the market, dropping the price by $400,000.
Read more: Daily Mail

Leona Lewis to release Christmas album?
Leona Lewis is recording a new Christmas album, according to her songwriting team.

The singer previously announced plans to release a new album in 2013, but recent tweets suggest her new project will be a festive record.

“Busy sat in the sun writing a Christmas record for @leonalewismusic. It’s a strange life,” production duo MagicIT recently tweeted.

MagicIT consists of British composer Benson Taylor and beat maker Ellis James.
Read more: Digital Spy

She’s dope in denim: Jesy Nelson is every bit the ’90s girl in dungarees, high tops and ghetto jewellery
Dungarees are everywhere right now, but Jesy Nelson is bringing a retro touch to her pair.

The Little Mix star arrived to the BBC Radio 1 studios in London wearing hers with a matching white cropped top, Calvin Klein boxer shorts and high top trainers.

Jesy, 21 finished of the look with bundles of ghetto fabulous jewellery lacing her wrists and neck, with a monster rucksack on her back.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirwall forced to queue up for club entry while Pixie Lott is escorted straight inside
They say that fame is fleeting and that appears to be the case for former X Factor winners Little Mix.

The girl group have done well in the US with their album DNA peaking at number four in the charts, but they still get treated like everyone else back in the UK.

Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson were seen having to queue up to gain entry to trendy celebrity hotspot Mahiki on Thursday night.
Read more: Daily Mail

Sexy suspenders! Jesy Nelson wears racy skintight trousers as she performs with Little Mix at homecoming gig
They’re just as well known for their avant garde style as they are for their music.

And Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson certainly didn’t let the side down on Saturday as she performed with the band wearing a pair of cutaway red leggings held together by suspender clasps.

Paired with a black cropped top that showed off her toned stomach, the star bounded around the stage at the North East event in Sunderland at the girls’ first gig since returning from the US.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Our relationship just fizzled out’: Alexandra Burke reveals that she no longer speaks to former X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole
Alexandra Burke and her X-factor mentor Cheryl Cole shared tears of joy at winning the X-Factor.

But now the former friends seem to have drifted apart, even though both of them spend time in the States.

Alexandra, 24, claims that she and Cheryl have not spoken in more than a year, despite having had a close relationship on the show five years ago.
Read more: Daily Mail

Nicole Scherzinger set pulses racing as she sports leather coat dress (and not much else) for London X Factor auditions
The fashion wars on The X Factor have truly begun.

And sizzling judge Nicole Scherzinger has crushed all competition by rocking up to the latest auditions in London in an incredibly sexy outfit.

The former Pussycat Doll, 34, got lustful singing hopefuls in a frenzy of excitement by wearing a tiny trench coat and little else as she arrived at the ExCeL Centre.
Read more: Daily Mail

Gary Barlow Xplodes
Judge goes berserk and smashes up set at London X Factor auditions

GARY BARLOW went berserk at the latest X Factor auditions, smashing up the set and flinging a chair across the room in a bizarre MOTIVATION exercise.

The Take That frontman kicked off after a wannabe rocker turned up for the London auditions and delivered a lacklustre performance at the ExCel centre.

Gary and fellow judges Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger all gave his version of Robbie Williams’ hit Let Me Entertain You a big thumbs down.

He was sent packing but then Gary had a change of heart. The singer was called back in and given a pass through to the next round on the condition he became more WILD.

A source said: “The judges didn’t like him at first because he claimed to be a rocker but just didn’t have anything wild about him.
Read more: The Sun

Sharon Osbourne is Returning to X Factor UK for 1 Season Only
Returning X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has made it clear her £1.5?million comeback to the ITV talent show will be short lived.

The controversial wife of rock star Ozzy agreed to return for the tenth series of the show, on which she was one of the original judges alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

However, sources close to the 60-year-old insist she has warned show bosses it will only be for one series.

A friend explains: ‘Sharon’s life is in Los Angeles and she hasn’t been prepared to give up her full-time job as a panellist on chat show The Talk for The X Factor. Her American network CBS agreed to let her balance both for the next few months, but there’s an understanding it will only be for this year.

‘She felt it was appropriate for her to return for the tenth anniversary and she needed the money, but long-term The X Factor isn’t part of her plans. She wants to go in this year, stir things up, cause a lot of trouble and swan off in a blaze of glory.’
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)

8 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
45 Union J – Carry You
64 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
77 One Direction – One Thing
81 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
91 Olly Murs – Army of Two
94 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
99 One Direction – Live While We’re Young

1 Kodaline – In A Perfect World
9 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
23 One Direction – Up All Night
28 One Direction – Take Me Home
63 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)
7 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
29 Union J – Carry You
80 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
99 Olly Murs – Army of Two

1 Kanye West – Yeezus
8 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
50 One Direction – Take Me Home
73 One Direction – Up All Night

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